Most of my perennials are finished blooming and I’m ready to throw in the towel for the growing season. I feel the need to restore order and tidiness to my garden by cutting everything down.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
Recently, a young friend reverently touched a nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) in my herb garden saying, “I love the taste of these flowers.” I told her that I do, too. If you’ve never experienced nasturtium’s peppery, zesty flavor you should try it.
When I arrived from England nearly forty years ago, I was enchanted by the variety of wildlife in the Poconos. My delight changed to anxiety, however, after planting my first garden and observing the damage from animals feeding, burrowing and digging on and around my plants.
The Rad Razberries are part of the 4H Club, sponsored by the Pike County Cooperative Extension. Its members spend happy times learning about gardening and working plots in the Smith-Harker Community Garden on Wilson Hill Road.
The tale of the American chestnut is a sad but true account of a majestic tree almost totally wiped out by a blight. Read on to learn a bit of the sad history, but also about rays of hope for the future of the mighty chestnut.
Take a walk around your landscape and you'll see them everywhere. The weeds are up. I mentally divide my weeds into two major groups: ones that spread by seeds and ones that spread by roots and seeds.
What better way for children to indulge a love of digging in the dirt than to make their own garden?
Annual flowers, an all-star cast of players in your garden, complete their life cycle in a single season but use their time wisely with robust growth and outstanding blooms from June to October.
If you like to have fresh herbs at your fingertips then container gardening may be your best bet, and it is easy and fun.
It’s time to plant your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
It’s time to begin your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
Would you like to grow abundant fresh vegetables in a small space with less weeding, no tilling, no heavy digging, and less work? If so, I recommend you try square foot gardening.
A succulent is a plant that stores water in fleshy tissues to survive drought. There are over 60 plant families considered succulents. Some examples are sempervivums, sedums, aloes, kalanchoes and echeverias.
Gardening in the Poconos is fraught with problems, from rock-hard ground that is impossible to dig, to marauding deer that believe you planted a smorgasbord just for them. While lower elevations enjoy spring flowers, our winters drag on and on. Faced with these and other difficulties, why should you and I garden?
This event is for youth ages 8 – 18. It includes hands-on games and activities. Note: riding is Not part of the day. Camp is led by trained 4-H professionals. Join the fun, adventure and learning.
New plants, whether new to you or new to the market, spice up your garden or containers. I’ve researched the best and hottest for 2016, all well suited to the Pocono landscape.
Looking to save some money on your food bill? Keep dinners on Monday meatless. It sounds easier than it is, especially if you tend to eat out on Mondays or don’t traditionally cook with beans, otherwise known as legumes!